Man blows self up near Bangladesh airport, Islamic State claims attack
DHAKA A man carrying a bomb blew himself up in front of a police checkpoint near Bangladesh's international airport on Friday, in a blast claimed by Islamic State.
WASHINGTON A person jumped over a bike rack in a buffer zone in front of the White House on Saturday while President Trump was in Florida, but was not able to make it over the fence into the grounds, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said on Twitter.
CNN reported that two Secret Service agents tackled the individual. The area is the start of a buffer zone between the main White House fence and the sidewalks.
The Secret Service was earlier criticized after it said a man who scaled the White House fence last week was on the property's grounds for 16 minutes before being detained.
Separately, the Secret Service said on Friday a laptop was stolen from an agent's car in New York City but that such agency-issued computers contain multiple layers of security and are not permitted to contain classified information.
The Secret Service did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Saturday's incident.
(Reporting by Idrees Ali; Editing by James Dalgleish)
BIRMINGHAM, England Before he killed four people in Britain's deadliest attack since the 2005 London bombings, Khalid Masood was considered by intelligence officers to be a criminal who posed little serious threat.
GENEVA Russia, Iran and Turkey need to convene more Syrian ceasefire talks as soon as possible to bring the situation on the ground under control, U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Friday.